The wife’s golf is having its egr valve replaced so she’s been using the Mini Cooper S R53 (supercharged) for the last couple of days. Gets a phone call this morning saying it won’t start, so I nipped home from work tried to start it and it just cranks no attempt to start.
I pulled a HT lead to find it covered in oil, all 4 the same. Assumed the rocker cover seals had failed allowing oil into the spark plug wells knackering the plugs hence no spark no start.
Tonight I get home, mate called round with a new rocker gasket. Got chatting and I pulled the dipstick to find no oil what so ever on it err.... proceeded to remove a plug and it is covered in oil, looking down spark plug tube, seems to be a lot of oil on the piston. I can only imagine all 4 are the same!
I’m thinking it’s fairly terminal, either rings or melted pistons or spun a shell?
It’s not a modded car in anyway, other than replacing the rear crank seal last year due to oil leak, it’s not been a bad car.